62 Days of Summer Final Party

How were the BEST 62 days of YOUR year? Join us in celebrating our fantastic summer on Saturday, August 18 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM. Check out some of the incredible things we will have going on:

Can't wait to see you there!

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Saturday, August 18 - 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Outdoors

62 Days of Summer Kick Off

We want you to have your BEST SUMMER EVER! Join us on Monday, June 18 to kick off our 62 Days of Summer celebration. Pick up your 62 Days starter envelope filled with everything you need to share moments, expand your mind and have fun! You are welcome to decorate your envelope at our decoration station, spin the Wheel O' Fun, hit the Photo-op stop for a quick selfie and much more. 

Grab a CPL Library Lover yard sign, place in your yard for all to see and possibly get a drop-in visit from the CPL prize patrol. 

Most importantly, a team of staff will be on hand to answer any and all questions you may have about our awesome program including reading suggestions, upcoming exciting programs and fun on-site activities. AND don't forget to add a pom pom to our Community Case to show your participation on this day and throughout the summer.

How do you 62?

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CPL Domino Club

The Domino Topplers of Michigan and Zeal Credit Union present the first ever CPL Domino Club. All are welcome to gather together to learn about domino building techniques and the "why" behind how they work. Participants will enjoy building their own creations which will culminate in one, large group topple.

Big thanks to Zeal Credit Union for donating the dominos to our club!

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Drummunity

“Drummunity” – is community-building that happens when people come together around a circle of drums and create a unique rhythmic experience. It is a high energy, fun and empowering activity. Lori Fithian, drum circle facilitator and workshop leader, will bring her collection of hand drums and percussion toys to the library to transform and connect us. This program is appropriate for ALL AGES and no previous musical experience is required.

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Dan, the Creature Man

Since 1989, Dan Briere and The Little Creatures Co. have been providing fun and educational animal programs throughout the southeastern Michigan area. His colorful collection of animals includes many types of non-venomous snakes and lizards, turtles and tortoises, crocodilians and amphibians, large invertebrates, small mammals and tropical birds. Each animal's natural history, physiology and habits are taught in an age appropriate manner. He promotes wildlife conservation and also includes animals that are captive-bred and are not wild caught. Many of Dan's animals have been adopted and rescued from local animal shelters, police departments and private citizens. So come meet Dan and all of his Little Creatures!

​Due to the nature of this program and the animals being presented, THIS PROGRAM IS SET, BY THE PROGRAMMER, FOR PATRONS AGES 6 AND UP. THIS PROGRAM REQUIRES REGISTRATION FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS. CHILDREN AND THEIR ACCOMPANYING ADULTS WILL NEED TO REGISTER FOR THIS PROGRAM TO BE ADMITTED.  Registration begins June 21, 2018

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Acting Up Theatre Troupe

Acting Up Theatre Company proudly presents "The Library of Rock" written by Chad Patterson:
When Tommy walks into the library of the town he just moved to, he is in for a surprise. The library from his old town of Dullsville was one that had big wooden shelves, hard wooden chairs and even more wooden people. He wouldn't even know that they were alive if they had not said, "Shhhh!" all the time. So the only things he knows about libraries are that they are places you sat, read and shut up. As he quickly finds out in his new town of Rockville, that is not what is expected at all: Music is celebrated, games are played, arts and crafts are made and you can never judge a book by its cover (literally and figuratively). He learns lessons about not judging books or people by the way they look on the outside and also learning to think outside the box and letting himself see things in a different light. Because he opens his mind, he sees that the library is so much more than just stuffy bookshelves and shushing; it is a place that truly rocks and is alive with art and culture!
Acting Up Theatre Company has been providing schools, institutions and libraries with its unique brand of educational theatre since 1996 and hopes to continue well into the new century.

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Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

Canton Public Library is proud to partner with Wayne State University's Department of Theater & Dance to present this hilarious stage show in our library.

Based on the beloved book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith and written by John Glore, The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is a whimsical adventure. Though the characters may be familiar, each of your favorite storybook fables is uproariously derailed in this adaptation of Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith’s quintessential children’s book of fractured fairy tales. Everything from “Chicken Little” to “The Gingerbread Man” gets a complete makeover. Fun music and witty narration accompany the likes of ineloquent giants, sassy barnyard animals, colossal cow pies, and enough stinky cheese to go around.

For added enjoyment of the production, follow this link to a Michigan Common Core, educational and enriching show guide created by the producers of the show.

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YoYo Guys Demo

Adam and Stephen have performed over 500 yoyo shows around the world mixing amazing yoyo tricks, skits, and comedy. They use yoyos, stories, and audience participation to create an immersive learning experience.
In addition to their site, YoYoTricks.com, they also run the most successful yoyo channel on youtube which has over 400 yoyo trick tutorials. Through the yoyo trick tutorial videos, they have learned not only how to master difficult content but to communicate that content in an engaging way that yields tangible results in others. We welcome the YoYo Guys to share their tricks with us!

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College for Creative Studies Library's ROCK Teen Art Series

Detroit's own College for Creative Studies is sending out their highly trained and creative students to pass their knowledge on to teens across SE Michigan. Join us for the following session. Registration is required and begins on July 24.

Thursday, August 2 - Album Art Photography -​ Bring your DSLR or cell phone and learn to take dynamic images worthy of an album cover. Emphasis will be placed on composition and mood.

Tuesday, August 14 - ​Draw Your Favorite Rock Star - Working from photographs of famous Pop Stars, Rock Stars and Rappers, students will learn to draw portraits. Emphasis will be placed on proportion and shading.

Canon by Zorah Olivia is licensed under CC 2.0

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